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Safety remains the top priority against COVID-19
On May 11, Novant Health UVA Health System resumed providing select medically necessary, time-sensitive surgeries and procedures that had been paused since mid-March. That also included appointments for imaging, lab work and other services to support
When to go and what to expect at local hospitals
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginians have hunkered down at home and only left for essential work, errands and medical care to help flatten the curve.
A psychiatrist explains how to navigate a new normal
The coronavirus outbreak has upended our lives – closing schools, gyms, bars, restaurants and sending gatherings like worship services and company meetings online.
Anastasia Williams, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician and medical director of pediatrics at Novant Health UVA Olde Towne Pediatrics, weighs in on how kids can lessen their chances of getting sick, how to communicate with youngsters about COVID-19 and other im
Novant Health UVA Health System is taking steps to help control spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including implementing visitor limitations and rescheduling elective surgeries.
Learn how to stay safe and protect your family
The rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a lot of anxiety. Schools and many businesses are now closed, weddings are being postponed and grocery stores have become battlegrounds for toilet paper.
Try these exercises to fight off stress and boost immunity
Many families are reeling as they try to adjust to the new normal of schools being closed and parents working from home. As a nation, we all need a way to blow off steam, but even that’s harder now that gyms are closed.
A routine annual physical examination is an opportunity to gain clarity about your health as you start to monitor it more closely. Examinations help prevent minor problems from escalating and your medical practitioners can typically complete one in l
Each March we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day to recognize the past and present contributions of women. In the medical community, we honor women through continued advancements in the field of obstetrics and gynecology (O
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 8.5 million people in the United States, including about 20 percent of people over the age of 60, have peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
What important health screenings should you have?
“New year, new me,” or so the saying goes. The start of a new year is a metaphorical clean slate and the perfect time to begin a healthier lifestyle. It’s also a great time to be reminded of the monthly and annual health screenings you should be doin
Maintaining healthy eating habits over the holidays
Each year the holiday season comes around with connotations of joy, togetherness and indulgence.
Keeping up activity in the cold weather months
It can be all too easy to let the chilly winter months deter you from being active. After all, who wants to go for a run when it’s cold enough to see your breath, or drive to yoga or CrossFit when it’s snowing? Staying cozy on the couch is often a mo
Prostate cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, but there is some good news: the five-year survival rate is nearly 100% when caught early, when the cancer is still local to the prostate.
Local medical centers engage, support community during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
You’ve likely noticed more pink around you during the month of October. That’s because many national retailers, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 companies alike are rocking the pink in support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
What you need to know about nonmelanoma skin cancer
Many of us hear “skin cancer” and automatically think melanoma. But while melanomas are often more aggressive than nonmelanoma skin cancer, they actually make up a much smaller percentage of diagnoses – only an estimated three percent.
The 411 on concussions
The start of a new school year means a new season for high school and college sports, including football, cheerleading, field hockey, cross country, golf and volleyball.
What you need to know about the causes, symptoms and treatments
Have you ever experienced swelling after an injury? Maybe you twisted your ankle and needed to elevate and ice it for a couple of days. The silver lining in most cases is knowing that swelling will be gone after a few days.
A look at the importance of mental health for our well-being
When it comes to maintaining our physical health and appearance, many of us pencil in appointments weeks, months or even a year in advance. But what about mental and emotional health?
It's not too late to get vaccinated
The flu is unpredictable, as is flu season’s timeline. Here’s what you should know about the flu vaccine and when to get vaccinated.
3 things you need to know as we head into sneezing season
The arrival of spring brings longer days, warmer weather… and an explosion of pollen that can absolutely torment those of us with seasonal allergies.
Love and its effects on heart and mental health
Besides making us feel all warm and fuzzy, love plays a positive role in our mental and physical health.
When to see your orthopedic specialist with shoulder pain
What do a baseball player and a window cleaner have in common? Both are at increased risk of a rotator cuff tear while on the job due to continuous movement of the shoulder joint.
Tips for staying well-rested when the clocks change
The reaction to Daylight Savings Time varies from person to person. Some are merely annoyed that it’s now dark before they leave the office, while others experience Seasonal Affective Disorder.
5 things to know about the 2019 health insurance marketplace
Last year, more than 8.7 million Americans enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan on On Nov. 1, the marketplace opens for 2019 enrollment. Whether you plan to sign up for the first time or renew last year’s plan, here are som
Managing your health insurance dollars in 5 easy steps
Understanding your health plan options, knowing key terms and planning your medical needs are vital to making the best decisions.
There’s no escaping germs, but you can keep them from spreading
Germs are literally everywhere. From your keyboard to your cellphone and from the bathroom to the kitchen, germs can exist on every surface. Here's how to protect yourself.
New treatment offers hope in prostate cancer diagnosis
A groundbreaking new procedure helps protect prostate cancer patients during radiation treatments.
There are big changes in the ACA for 2018. 5 things you need to know
Last year, 410,000 Virginians enrolled in a health insurance marketplace plan. On Nov. 1, the marketplace opens for 2018 enrollment and there are some important changes. Whether you plan to sign up for the first time or renew last year’s plan, here
Study suggests new dads can suffer from postpartum depression
Dads suffering from depression should also be considered a legitimate health issue, according to a recent study.
There’s no escaping germs, but you can keep them from spreading
From your keyboard to your cellphone and from the bathroom to the kitchen, germs can exist on every surface.
Skin cancer can strike in the dark
It may be tempting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but experts warn to take it easy and put on sunscreen.
Study finds link between negative tweets and heart disease
Tweeting isn’t just a mode of self-expression. It may also be a good indicator of whether the tweeter is at risk of heart disease, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
It may be time for your mammogram
There’s never been a better time than now for your mammogram.